Twelve men suspected of having founded or supported a right-wing terror group that goes by the name Hard Core were arrested in Germany. The group was allegedly plotting attacks on politicians and mosques across the nation.
The man suspected of killing CDU politician Walter Lübcke may have been involved in a separate assassination attempt. Lübcke's murder sparked a nationwide discussion over the threat of right-wing extremism in Germany.
Officials have said a deadly shooting was the result of deep-seated racism, which the suspected perpetrator had posted about online. The attack came hours after the German government approved an online hate speech bill.
About 3,000 people took to the streets of Hanau to call on Germany's government to take action against right-wing radicalism. Protesters carried signs slamming the far-right AfD's normalization of racist rhetoric.
Twelve men arrested in police raids last week are believed to have had concrete plans for attacking Muslims during prayers, a government spokesman says. Prosecutors say they wanted to create a civil-warlike situation.
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